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One moment from the history of Australian Football 150 Years will appear each day in the Herald Sun, the Advertiser and the Mercury, for 150 days.

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Don't forget to cast your weekly vote and have your say on the most memorable moment from Australian Football 150 Years.

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Moment #7: The day they took the goalposts

When North Hobart forward David 'Dickie' Collins marked close to goal 30 minutes into the last quarter of a pulsating Tasmanian State Grand Final in 1967, his team trailed Wynyard by a point.

Pandemonium set in as a large section of the Wynyard portion of the 8000-strong crowd at Burnie's West Park stormed the field with the belief the siren had beaten Collins and that the title was theirs.

But the umpire ruled that Collins' mark would stand and he would have to go back to take his kick amid the surging throng. Police were called in to clear a path for the veteran forward, but the Wynyard fans were having none of it.

Unprepared to take the slim chance Collins might make a hash of what would have been a relatively simple shot at goal, a small group of supporters took the law into their hands and tore down the goal posts.

Despite waiting for calm to be restored, Collins was never able to take his kick and the match was abandoned.

Officials eventually deemed the match a 'no result' and although Wynyard offered to replay the game, North Hobart refused on the grounds that to replay the match would be the equivalent of sanctioning the actions of the rogue Wynyard supporters.

The game is still seen as one of the most controversial of all time and remains the only known instance of a senior Australian Football grand final being recorded as a 'no result'.

Moment #8: Plugger's record

NOT much fuss was made in Round 4, 1983, when a 17-year-old kid wearing the number 37 for St Kilda scored a goal with his first kick at league level in an 11-point loss to Geelong at Waverley Park.

But a big deal was made 16 years later when that same kid, filling out the number 4 guernsey for the Sydney Swans, booted his 1300th goal to become the league’s greatest ever goalkicker.

From the late 1980s onwards, Tony 'Plugger' Lockett always seemed destined to challenge Gordon Coventry’s record of 1299 goals, which had stood since 1937. His tilt at the record gathered new pace when he moved from St Kilda to Sydney at the end of 1994, as he found himself suited to the confines of the SCG.

The Swans were playing at home on June 6, 1999 against Coventry’s club Collingwood – the same club that ruled out trading for him when he decided to leave the Saints.

Needing three goals to reach 1300, Lockett booted two majors early in the first quarter before shrugging off opponent Mal Michael late in the term to lead out and take a chest mark from Sydney captain Paul Kelly.

An ugly punt completely out of character for Lockett squeezed through the middle of the posts as thousands of fans swarmed the ground to pay tribute to the game’s newest record-holder.

Lockett booted nine goals straight that day as the Swans cruised to a 51-point win.

Lockett retired at the end of the season on 1357 goals, but made a brief comeback in 2002 where he added three more goals from three games.

Moment #9: Winmar takes a stand

As with many significant historical moments, Nicky Winmar’s famous jumper lift in 1993 is a point of contention.

Winmar had continued his blistering early-season form in the match against Collingwood, collecting 20 kicks and laying seven tackles as the Saints saluted by 22 points at the Pies' fortress at Victoria Park.

But Winmar, who is still regarded as one of the most talented Indigenous players the game has ever seen, had been abused all day by a hostile Collingwood crowd.

It wasn’t the first time Winmar had been vilified because of the colour of his skin, but it was the last time he was prepared to cop it.As soon as the siren sounded, the St Kilda No. 7 responded by facing the angry crowd, raising his jumper and pointing to his stomach – providing one of the most memorable and powerful images seen in football.

Popular belief has it that Winmar’s gesture was to show he was proud of the colour of his skin.

But initial reports after the game said Winmar was suggesting it had taken guts to churn out the win, which was St Kilda’s first at Victoria Park for 17 years and only the seventh in 84 encounters at the ground.

Winmar has since confirmed the gesture was a show of indigenous pride and while he might not have known it at the time, it was seen as the point where indigenous footballers took a stance and refused to accept racial abuse any more.

Following the match Winmar became involved in a contract dispute with the Saints and stood out of football for a month, by which point all momentum the Saints had gained from the Collingwood win had been lost.

But the momentum of stamping out racism in football continues to this day.

Moment #10: Frosty's free fires Bullants

There were plenty of controversial moments in the VFA in its heyday in the 1970s – but nothing more dramatic than the 1971 First Division Grand Final between Dandenong and Preston.

In front of 14,000 at the Junction Oval, the match began with umpire Jim McMaster paying a free kick to Dandenong full-forward Jim ‘Frosty’ Miller before the ball had even been bounced.

McMaster had not yet held the ball up to signal the start of play, and incensed Preston officials were crying foul even as Miller put through the goal, claiming that the game had not officially started.

The Bullants trailed from that moment until they kicked four quick goals late in the game to snatch a one-point lead. But the Redlegs hit back with a goal to Pat Flaherty to regain the lead and win the match.

In the end, Miller’s goal proved the difference as Dandenong scraped home to win a thrilling contest by – of course – six points.

The size of the final margin ensured that controversy lingered on after the match, and Preston officially protested to the VFA.

They argued that the siren had not rung until McMaster was down the ground paying the free kick. But after two and a half hours, the committee voted 39-5 to dismiss the protest, leaving the Bullants fuming.

Moment #11: The Footy Record is published

Today it's as much a part of the matchday experience as eating a pie or abusing an umpire, so it's hard to imagine what life must have been like for footy fans before The Football Record appeared.
That momentous day came on April 27, 1912, when the handy-sized publication carrying the motto 'Fair Play is Bonnie Play' was sold at VFL grounds for the first time.
It followed the VFL's decision in 1912 to make players wear numbers on their guernseys. This initiative had been trialled successfully during the 1911 finals series and was designed to make life easier for both spectators and umpires.
It also prompted the introduction of a new weekly publication, under the 'patronage' of the VFL, exclusively listing the players' numbers and containing general footy news and information.
The Record's first editorial promised that its contents would be "up-to-date and presented in a smart, crisp fashion that cannot fail to meet with the approbation of readers". "Carry the glad tidings home and read them aloud to mother," it said.
The magazine has come a long way since then: today it's glossy, full-colour and bigger all round. But to footy fans it's still The Record – even if it's unlikely that many of today's fans take it home and read it aloud to their mum.

Moment #12: Hawks' SOS to Huddo

As Round 21 of the 1973 VFL season approached, Hawthorn knew it needed something special to snatch an unlikely finals berth.
That 'something special' was Peter Hudson. 'Huddo' had equalled the League's single-season record of 150 goals in 1970, but hadn’t played in the VFL since Round 1 of 1972, when he’d kicked eight goals in two quarters before wrecking his knee. Many thought his career was over.
More than a year-and-a-half on, a plan was hatched to bring the king of the flat punt back to help the Hawks have one last crack at a finals spot.
A call was sent out to the semi-retired champion, who by this stage was managing his own pub in Tasmania, for a one-off return to the big time. He agreed.
With Norman Gunston performing at his pub the night before, Hudson flew to Melbourne on the morning of the match, before being transported – by private helicopter – out to Waverley Park.
The sixth biggest crowd of the season greeted his arrival and despite being hardly able to run or jump, ‘Huddo’ booted eight goals in an unforgettable cameo, one which overshadowed Collingwood’s 18-point win.
Hudson battled through two more games in 1974, and made a fully-fledged comeback in 1977, when he topped the goalkicking with an extraordinary 110 goals.